Explore the Extraordinary

Welcome to the home of Gardens by Gabriel, Inc, proud and passionate landscapers of San Luis Obispo County. Our mission is to transform your personal nature–into something personal, something peaceful, and something extraordinary.

What Sets Us Apart?

We view the landscape as a living platform to build connections: It’s a conversation-starter with a new neighbor; a space to celebrate with loved ones; a sacred space to deepen your own practice of well-being. We want your landscape to be all that and more! 

From office team to install crew, we take pride in cultivating a strong team whose dedicated individuals bring their talents to your project. We appreciate the small-town feel of our county and love forging long-term relationships through our creative work. From design to post-project check-ins, your experience is just as important as the completed landscape. 

We work to keep your residence tidy with minimal impact. Our crew members are trained technicians who are kind, trustworthy, good communicators, and who reflect our company values closely. We find this type character shines through in making a great finished product, but, just as importantly, in an excellent experience during the transformation.

Dig into your options

Have you dreamt of a water feature bubbling as you sip your morning tea, or a drought-tolerant meadow for the kids to romp? Maybe you’ve been curious about fire features or what’s happening in the world of greywater or rainwater harvesting. Here’s where we talk garden features, and the choice between a shade sail or pergola, between cobble-edged flagstone and concrete pavers.


Structural elements of your landscape created by wood, stone, and other materials

  • Permeable pavers, stone patios, pathways, and stairs
  • Retaining walls: masonry, dry-stack stone, and interlocking block
  • Boulder outcroppings, cobble edging, and seasonal creek beds
  • Fencing, firepits, outdoor kitchens
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Custom Structures & Accessories

Enhance your landscape with creative structural pieces

  • Pergolas, fencing, gates, and fruit espaliers
  • Built-in seat walls and benches
  • Custom-built containers and pottery
  • Soothing water features
  • Elegant sculptures
  • LED lighting for safe passage and unique night-scapes
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Water Conservation & Irrigation

Sustainable use of our most valuable resource

  • Rainwater harvesting and storage
  • Greywater capture and distribution
  • Low-flow drip irrigation systems and water-saving sprinkler nozzles
  • Smart irrigation controllers and moisture sensors to optimize your watering schedule
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Plants for Mediterranean Landscapes

Plants are our vehicle for sustainability, and thus we believe that their hand-picked selection is what brings your space to life. At Gardens by Gabriel, Inc, harnessing the diversity and character of the Mediterranean plant palette is a passion and a specialty. We are plant collectors, propagators, seed savers, and above all, growers. With such a wide plant palette to work with, we are constantly trialing new selections and old favorites in different environments to distill the best of the best. We observe, take notes, and glean lessons from the land. Gardening is an ongoing experiment, and we strive to expand its borders with every plant in the earth. 

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Who We Are

Gardens by Gabriel, Inc is a collective of craftsmen, artists, and designers headed by owner and operator, Gabriel Frank. We maintain up-to-date Workers’ Compensation and General Liability insurances to keep our customers protected.

Our two main crews are composed of 9 individuals: Victor Bernal, Mario Papaleo, Mindy Renee, Dan Renee, Zach Esparza, Jason Fitzsimmons, Laura Walters, Jordan Bender, Dave Abbott, Edgar Martinez, plus myself, Gabriel Frank, graduate of NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL HORTICULTURE. Keeping small teams allows us to focus on detail and quality, at every stage in the garden. When creating a more complex landscape, no matter the size, we incorporate into our team specialists in fine carpentry, concrete work, and masonry.

Alone or with an expanded crew, we excel at creating distinctive landscapes. We are honored to have received an Obispo Beautiful award and to have had multiple garden projects featured in the San Luis Tribune.

Though we are based in Morro Bay, we like to think that our office is your garden, with our services stretching from Cayucos to Arroyo Grande. Proud to live and work on the Central Coast, we enjoy creating unique outdoor spaces that celebrate its beauty and diversity. To strengthen our central coast economy, we source materials from local plant growers, quarries, landscape suppliers, and artisans. Let us bring the very best the central coast has to offer to your landscape–Transform Your Personal Nature!